Tent & Gear SolarProof® Spray-On
The easy-to-use, safe, high-performance waterproofing and UV blocker for all synthetic weatherproof textiles. For canvas tents use Nikwax Cotton Proof™.
Adds Durable Water Repellency, increases fabric strength & protects against UV deterioration; one application can double the effective life of fabrics. Can be applied to wet or dry synthetic fabrics.
Great for waterproofing and improving UV protection on:
- Tents, packs, panniers, awnings and more
All Nikwax packaging is made from 100% recycled plastic and is recyclable (#2 plastic) in Australia.
Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof® is a safe product to use on your outdoor equipment. It is water-based, non-flammable, contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and is fluorocarbon free.
Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof® provides Durable Water Repellency (DWR) and ultraviolet (UV) protection. Unlike solvent-based products, which need to be applied to dry materials, Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof® can be applied to wet or dry fabrics. So if your equipment is wet, there is no need to wait for it to dry before you treat it with Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof®.
To most effectively benefit from the ultraviolet (UV) and Durable Water Repellent (DWR) protection of Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof® it is best applied to equipment from new.
During use the equipment fabric will pick up dirt and other contaminants which stop water from beading on the fabric surface.
Over time the DWR will wear off through use. Both the DWR and UV protection can be replenished by reapplication of Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof®.
Uses per bottle:
- Approximately 50ml required per 1m²
For best results always clean item(s) first. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing.
- Protect working surface and lay clean wet item flat, or erect tent and wet.
- Spray evenly to outside of fabric. Avoid rucksack straps.
- Wait for 2 minutes. Remove any surplus product with a damp cloth.
- Check carefully to ensure no areas have been missed.
- After several minutes check for and remove surplus product with a damp cloth*.
*Marks may appear on fabric if excess product is not wiped away. Test on a hidden area first.
Use approximately 50ml of product per 1m2 of fabric.
The coverage is approximate and depends on the condition of the fabric being treated.
To maintain waterproofing always clean with Nikwax SolarWash®. Do not use detergents.
To waterproof cotton, polycotton or canvas use Nikwax Cotton Proof™.